It was reported throughout the summer that the Seattle Seahawks were contemplating breaking up the infamous “Legion of Boom” by trading cornerback Richard Sherman. However, despite the fact that the veteran defensive back still remains in the Pacific Northwest, the rumor mill has once again begun to churn with Week 2 of the 2017 regular season approaching.
According to a Sunday morning report from Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Miami Dolphins have shown repeated interest in acquiring Sherman.
“The Seahawks were transparent in their openness to trading perennial Pro Bowl corner Richard Sherman this offseason — a proposition that is no longer on the table — and engaged in conversations with several clubs about that prospect,” writes La Canfora. “The Dolphins had considerable interest in Sherman, league sources said, and made attempts to land him both back early in the free-agency signing period (March) and as recently as last month.”
The 29-year-old Sherman has notably spent his entire NFL career as a member of the Seahawks. Seattle originally selected him in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Stanford. Yet to miss a regular-season game while with the Seahawks, he has reached four Pro Bowls along the way.
“While the Dolphins’ approaches regarding Sherman did not evolve into deeper trade talks, and none of them spurred longer negotiations, they did make multiple offers for the corner, who is viewed as someone who could significantly upgrade their secondary,” La Canfora continues.